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Tesla App Functionality

Molnarnj

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Feb 12, 2020
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Hello everyone,
I've had my Tesla 3 for 5 days now, and am loving it. I'm still learning functionality and have a couple of questions:

Is there a way to read software update notes on the mobile app, or is the only option to sit in the car and read them on the screen?

What about the Trip Planner? I'd like to be able to use some of these tools while still in the house, before getting into my car.

Thanks for your help.
 

RTPEV

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Mar 21, 2016
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Durham, NC
Is there a way to read software update notes on the mobile app, or is the only option to sit in the car and read them on the screen?

Not that I know of, but release notes are frequently posted in threads here if you want to review.

What about the Trip Planner? I'd like to be able to use some of these tools while still in the house, before getting into my car.

May I suggest using abetterrouteplanner.com

As the name suggests, it is really a better route planner, allowing you to set waypoints, specify alternate charging stops, and it does actually give better plans, doing a better job of optimizing total trip time rather than simply trying to minimize number of stops.
 

DaveRZ

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Nov 19, 2019
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Murrieta, CA
You can "Share" a destination with your car by using your phone's "share" feature and sending the location to the Tesla app. This way you don't have to type it in once you get in the car. It's not quite the same as having Trip Planner on your phone, but its a step in the right direction.
 

Molnarnj

Member
Feb 12, 2020
10
16
Warren
Not that I know of, but release notes are frequently posted in threads here if you want to review.



May I suggest using abetterrouteplanner.com

As the name suggests, it is really a better route planner, allowing you to set waypoints, specify alternate charging stops, and it does actually give better plans, doing a better job of optimizing total trip time rather than simply trying to minimize number of stops.
Thanks so much for your suggestion. It is a wonderful option. I tried the app first, and found it difficult to use, but the website is fantastic. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
 

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